The big question, how can you convert a first time visitor to your blog into a lifetime visitor?
How can you glue them and make them stay on your blog for a while, bookmark it and keep visiting it frequently?
Well, if you ask me how I got started with blogging and affiliate marketing in the year 2007, then there is very short story that I would like to narrate, six years back I visited John Chow’s blog and fell in love with it, instantaneously heard a voice in my heart that blogging is what I want to do for a living.
Now lets see the few basic things I noticed about John Chow’s blog that impressed me to instantly become a big fan and a reader of his blog?
I will try to echo and explicate in this article about the things that I discovered on his blog and also the things which help us converting a first time visitor to our blog into a lifetime visitor.
Simplicity is the Key
What make us bloggers different from news correspondent is that we do not write complex things on our blog, right? We do not analyse the impact of Large Hadron Collider on particle physics (?) or other perplexed things like that, but we just write our opinions , thoughts, share our view and experience. What I like about his blog is that he writes articles in a simple way and you enjoy reading it.
The idea is not to put our readers in puzzles and try to be as simple in writing as we are actually talking to them.
Don’t hide, come upfront and talk to your readers
Unless you are running a corporate blog, I do not see any reason why you should not pitch yourself as a Brand. You must come forward to tell about yourself and interact with your readers via comments and interactions on social networking sites. John Chow used to reply to almost all comments initially and still does to a few comments on his blog.
It makes your day when you directly get a reply or tweet from the master himself. That’s the thing I like about his blogging style. Every reader should feel connected with the author.
Sharing personal information, images and news helps building a community
You feel connected; your readers always want to peep a little bit into your personal life. They want to know about the likes and dislikes of their favourite blogger. I have noticed it many times when John Chow shares his daughters Shelly’s report card, her videos and other personal stuff with his readers. It helps build a loyal and strong community around his audience. His blog readers always feel connected.
Help others build their dream while achieving yours
You must help other bloggers to building their following too while you build one for yourself. This way you always get mentions on their blogs.
John Chow is the kind of guy who goes out of his way if you seek for any help or advice from him and that’s what makes him outstanding and unparalleled.
These are a few basic things that you must keep in mind while blogging as these will help you convert the potential first visitor to your blog and into a lifetime frequent visitor.